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- Pacific Island tuna industry identifies issues and priorities - 9 July 2019
- Pacific ministers commit to ending modern slavery in the region’s fishery - 1 July 2019
- Climate change linked to PNG fishing losses - 26 June 2019
A just completed Pacific operation to combat illegal fishing found no breaches of the region’s rules.
The exercise, the third this year and called Operation Island Chief, aimed to detect, deter, report and/or apprehend potential illegal, unregulated or unreported fishing activity.
Using boats and aircraft it covered more than 16.5 million square kilometres of ocean and found no infringements or breaches.
The Pacific’s 10 Forum Fisheries Agency member nations were involved, along with Australia, New Zealand, France and the United States.